Big Data Means More Than Big Profits
Beneblog: Technology Meets Society
APRIL 10, 2013
Many activities in the social sphere also generate lots of information. These information-centric areas are built for Big Data—data that if better understood could help provide a pathway to maximize our human potential, instead of maximizing profits. Human rights workers collect massive amounts of information about abuse that occurs in their countries—the individual stories are compelling, but scientific analysis of the collective data can inspire action.